Gregory Fleischman’s trial was slated to begin Monday, but his attorney says Fleischman entered an Alford plea Friday and was sentenced to 10 years in jail, with all but 10 days suspended.
The career hits leader agreed to a lifetime ban in August 1989 following an investigation by MLB that concluded he bet on the Cincinnati Reds to win while managing the team.
Sometimes, the moves a GM chooses not to make turn into his most important during the season. Then again, it could also cause the whole season to blow up in his face.
SS Jose Iglesias had a breakout year in 2013, but it’s been a tough road for the promising young shortstop. A healthy return could be huge for Iglesias and the Tigers in 2015.
With Josh Edgin lost for the season, the only other lefty relievers in camp are Sean Gilmartin and three pitchers with minor league contracts — Scott Rice, Dario Alvarez and Jack Leathersich.
Evan Longoria drove in two runs with a single and sacrifice fly, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to an 8-4 victory over the New York Mets on Sunday.
Michael Pineda pitched three hitless innings and the New York Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers 4-1 Saturday in a split-squad game.
Alex Rodriguez drew a mix of cheers and boos in his first road game this spring, and a New York Yankees split squad lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 1-0 Saturday.
Both the Mets and former senior vice president of ticket sales Leigh Castergine issued a joint statement Friday announcing the end of the Brooklyn federal court lawsuit.
While Gattis’ questionable catcher skills were a big reason he was jettisoned, the presence of prospect Christian Bethancourt was another, and the timing was right to give the 23-year-old the chance in 2015.
Masahiro Tanaka thought his spring training debut on Thursday was “good.” His teammates used another word: “great.”
The star of “Anchorman,” ”Elf” and several sports-related flicks played all 9 positions and coached for 10 teams in five Arizona ballparks Thursday in a spring-training blitz chronicled for an HBO special.
The Yankees insist there’s nothing behind the curious omission of Alex Rodriguez’s first home run since 2013 on their Twitter page. But fans have taken notice.
Normally, a player entering his sixth full season in the bigs has too much experience for a list like this, but digging deeper, Drew Storen fits here. The Nationals on paper are stacked, with established studs in their rotation from top to bottom and starters set at each position on the field.
Names alone don’t win games, and the ones Joe Girardi will write on the lineup card are mostly old, some recovering, others waiting for the injury shoe to drop and ruin their seasons.